Vacancy Announcement –Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development
Consultant data collection for the Somalia Convention against Torture report
Date of Issue: 14 October, 2018
Deadline: 25 October, 2018
Duration: 1 Month with possible extension
The FGS Ministry of Women and Human Rights spearheads the FGS human rights mandate and coordinates with other ministries and the relevant Federal Member States on policy setting and implementation of human rights programmes. The Ministry is mandated to ensure compliance with and the protection and promotion of human rights in Somalia. The ministry led the FGS’s participation in the 2015-16 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process and now the implementation of its outcome report following the conclusion of the UPR process in June 2016. The recommendations adopted in June 2016 include the need to establish the independent human rights commission, the implementation of the human rights roadmap Action Plan which contains activities to actualize implementation of the UPR recommendations. These have formed key priorities of the Federal Government in the area of human rights.The implementation of the human rights priorities including mainstreaming of human rights in national policies and legislation, capacity building, awareness creation and training call for sustained support to the Federal Government, particularly the Ministry of Women and Human Rights.
In order to deliver on its mandate, the first ever Human Rights Joint Programme was developed by the Ministry with the support of UNSOM, UNDP and UNICEF. The Joint Programme aims to strengthen the human rights protection and promotion framework through the implementation of Somalia’s commitments on human rights and the NDP priorities, the Universal Periodic Review and the HRRM, the Action Plan on CAAC, ensuring that human rights are central to Somalia’s security architecture.For one of the activities to be conducted under the Joint Programme, data collection for the initial Somalia report on the Convention Against Torture (CAT), the Ministry is seeking a qualified individual to lead the data collection and consolidate the first draft of this data. This consultant will be based at the Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development, and reporting to the Director Generalof the Ministry, the incumbent will be responsible for coordinating the data collection work for the Somalia CAT report.
The incumbent is expected to contribute to the efficient and effective achievement of the overall HRJPobjectives by the key project stakeholders with the following key outputs;
Support the planning and organization of the consultations for the Convention Against Torture report in consultation with the Ministry of Women and Human Rights team,
Support the initial consolidationof the input generated from the consultative workshops intoa draft and ensure that the Federal Government, Federal Member States, civil society organizations and other key players are included in the consultations
Support the drafting of the national report on the Convention Against Torture, in consultation with the Ministry of Women and Human Rights.
Conduct research interviewing the relevant line ministries and federal member states with a focus on the various thematic areas reflected in the list of issues provided by the Committee of the Convention Against Torture.
Support the production of the Convention Against Torture Somalia report before the 15 December 2018
Lessons learned documentation and sharing with all relevant stakeholders
Master’s degree in development, human rights, law or social sciences or related fields
Experience and Language
Minimum 5 years’ experience in data collection and research, including the coordination of research projects, preferably in the area of human rights, peace building and/or development cooperation;
Experience in post-conflict and/or fragile states;
Proven ability to deliver results in complex and challenging environments, and to translate strategies and good practices into practical and feasible solutions;
Proficiency in Somali and English is required.
How to apply
All applications must be sent to the Director General of the Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development, Mr. Deeq Yusuf: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be considered your application must be received before 5 PM (Mogadishu time) on 25October 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the status of their application.
SOURCE: Consultant data collection for the Somalia Convention against Torture report